Days of Wonder’s best-selling World War II board game is now available as a turn-based multiplayer online game on Steam!
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Mixed (213 reviews) - 65% of the 213 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 12, 2011

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The first 2 scenarios, Pegasus Bridge and Juno Beach, are entirely free. Other scenarios require the use of Gold Ingots (Memoir '44 in-game currency). You receive an initial 50 Free Gold Ingots to try these out. Play beyond that limit requires the purchase of additional Gold Ingots.

About This Game

Days of Wonder’s best-selling World War II board game is now available as a turn-based multiplayer online game on Steam!

This fun, easy-to-learn, wargame lets you relive all the greatest battles of World War II in quick, one-on-one multiplayer confrontations. The scenarios are short and varied, forcing you to adapt your skills to the troops and cards at hand, and your command style for the Nations you play. Countless achievements and new medals can be gained as you progress through the ranks. An active community with tens of thousands of Online fans awaits you, 24/7!

Download and try the game out for free! When you first enroll and download the game, your account will be automatically credited with 50 Free Gold Ingots (Memoir ’44 in-game currency). That is enough for hours upon hours of free play in dozens of hard-fought battles. Once you start progressing through the ranks (typically by around the time you make it to First Lieutenant), you will be offered the opportunity to purchase a variety of Gold Ingot packages that fit all play styles and budgets, with some starting as low as $5, using your Steam Wallet.

Key Features

  • Over 40 historical WWII scenarios (new ones added regularly)
  • Turn-based, card-driven war game with various units and nations skills
  • Easy-to-learn but rich, thoughtful tactical gameplay
  • Quick to play: each battle takes between 15 to 20 minutes
  • Extensive video tutorial and in-game help
  • Advanced A.I. for solo training
  • Comprehensive Officer Ranking and Achievements system
  • Multiplayer gaming without the wait – you will always find an opponent, 24/7
  • Friendly community of players, made of fans of strategy games and History buffs
  • Accurately reproduces the fun of the best-selling Memoir ’44 board game
  • Free-to-try download, affordable pay-to-play model using your Steam Wallet once you run out of Free Gold Ingots
  • Seamlessly integrated with Steam: no sign-up, use your Steam ID directly

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 1.6 GHz or better
    • Memory: 1GB (XP), 2GB (Vista), 2GB (Windows 7)
    • Hard Disk Space: 270 MB
    • Video Card: OpenGL 1.4 or higher
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Overall:
Mixed (213 reviews)
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Saurbaum
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
While the game is good fun the free to play model where you have to buy gold bars to continue playing after the initial batch runs out is mobile gaming of the worst kind brought to PC.
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Wedge
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Game got me hooked enough to buy board game. Board game takes a good 15 minutes to set it up. Stopped playing board game and stick with this for good.
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The Apex Predator
( 30.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
Don't play this game. The dice always are in favor of the AI if you play solo
You will lose without any reasonable chance.
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Pod
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 8
Memoir 44 the boardgame (+ copious expansions) is great.
Memoir 44 online is a pretty good implementation -- it's faster to set up, though it lacks the physical fun of rolling dice.

But you have to pay continually to play, which is a massive rip off. So why bother?
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Chrisjoho
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7
This is a fun 2 player war strategy game. If you like boardgame type playstyle, you will enjoy this.
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HauptmannFIN
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 30
The game itself is good and addictive. This is very nice version of the board game. I cannot recommend the game, because of the "pay to play" system. Too bad, really.
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mivo_n77
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 30
ok but not as good as the actual board game
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THIS IS FINE.
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 29
Memoir '44 is a very fun board game. This is the video game version of the real board game, and it is very fun. The problem is it charges you coins every time you play. The game is free and it gives you free coins to start out with, so you can play quite a few games before you run out. However, when you run out of coins, you have to pay money to continue playing. That really sucks.

I would recommend this game if you are interested in the board game, or if you just want to kill some time playing a board game about WWII. Just know that, eventually, the game will want you to pay to keep playing it. I'm not about to do that, so I guess I am done with this game.
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zippythezip
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 9
Just sell me the game for say $20, keep the pay to play crap out of it.
Very good in board game form which is worth buying, keep away from this "free" to pay.
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Tybalt
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 6
Fun and accurate digital reproduction of the board game. The game offers two free scenarios. Playing further scenarios requires the use of Gold ingots. Creating an account gives you 50 for free. Scenarios cost from 2-3 gold ingots in my experience. After you go through your initial 50 you'll have to pay for more ingots. Packs of Ingots can be bought from their site and apparently from inside steam, but I can't get that to work. For 8$ (USD) you get the sergeant pack which comes with an 200 additional ingots. For 30$ you get the captain pack which comes with 1,000 ingots as well as access to their expert mode. Expert mode allows you to build custom scenarios. 30$ for this is way too high. Especially considering the simple 2-d graphics and uncomplicated game play. I would happily recommend this game if the captain pack was 10-15$.
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♋RE-PLAYت
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 6
Third persion looking game like chess it's kinda borring for me....
player told me that's tactic game...
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[StuG Lyfe] Zirrian
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 27, 2015
AI is a filthy ♥♥♥♥ing cheater, 10/10, would get ♥♥♥♥ed in the ♥♥♥ with 3 tank rolls on the first turn.
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Boresight
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 17, 2015
Love the board game and I have most of its expansiond, but I can't recommend boardgames that are based on pay to play.
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Cayd33
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 2, 2015
Memoir'44 Is a fantastic board game.

Memoir'44 Online is the digital version fo the board game. Its F2P model however lets it down in a huge way. Having to pay per scenario instead of paying up front for a NICHE genre of video games is just silly.
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dan_dingwall
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: November 29, 2015
Same as all the others... love it and I'd buy it if it were a one time purchase. No way I'm going to keep paying over and over.
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AceCombatrix
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 21, 2015
Not really free to play.
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ArchNME
( 464.3 hrs on record )
Posted: November 14, 2015
This is a tremendous challenge in a quickly played WWII map based game. You are the general and use various army units to defeat your enemy on any one of dozens of battlefields that span most all the various campaigns. With limited options each turn based on the cards you draw; and combat outcomes determined by the roll of the dice, there is no guarantee of victory. Have played for over a year and a half and still am never bored. Love this One!!!

I still believe this to represent a fabulous value. After hundreds of hours have spent about half of the $60 invested. And have played against a truly amazing variety of opponents from around the world.
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lone-wolf68
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: November 8, 2015
Pay to win, need i say more!
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Tartrazine
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: November 2, 2015
You have to keep buying gold to play, the game looks like a Windows 3.1 game from the early 90s, and the game is VERY random and simplistic. Battlelore is based on the same system, but it's a much better game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
38 of 39 people (97%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
Memoir'44 Is a fantastic board game.

Memoir'44 Online is the digital version fo the board game. Its F2P model however lets it down in a huge way. Having to pay per scenario instead of paying up front for a NICHE genre of video games is just silly.
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Same as all the others... love it and I'd buy it if it were a one time purchase. No way I'm going to keep paying over and over.
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2015
Love the board game and I have most of its expansiond, but I can't recommend boardgames that are based on pay to play.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Memoir 44 the boardgame (+ copious expansions) is great.
Memoir 44 online is a pretty good implementation -- it's faster to set up, though it lacks the physical fun of rolling dice.

But you have to pay continually to play, which is a massive rip off. So why bother?
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Just sell me the game for say $20, keep the pay to play crap out of it.
Very good in board game form which is worth buying, keep away from this "free" to pay.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
The game itself is good and addictive. This is very nice version of the board game. I cannot recommend the game, because of the "pay to play" system. Too bad, really.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Fun and accurate digital reproduction of the board game. The game offers two free scenarios. Playing further scenarios requires the use of Gold ingots. Creating an account gives you 50 for free. Scenarios cost from 2-3 gold ingots in my experience. After you go through your initial 50 you'll have to pay for more ingots. Packs of Ingots can be bought from their site and apparently from inside steam, but I can't get that to work. For 8$ (USD) you get the sergeant pack which comes with an 200 additional ingots. For 30$ you get the captain pack which comes with 1,000 ingots as well as access to their expert mode. Expert mode allows you to build custom scenarios. 30$ for this is way too high. Especially considering the simple 2-d graphics and uncomplicated game play. I would happily recommend this game if the captain pack was 10-15$.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
92 of 103 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
"Pay to play" requires constant purchase of in-game currency in order to continue playing on any but the free maps.
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61 of 73 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9, 2014
A free to play game that literally cost money to play? No thanks.
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35 of 36 people (97%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2015
Would I recommend this game? Yes IF it was the actual board game. Because you pay once and you can play everyday forever. This digital version is great because it has most of the expansions included, easy to play BUT after a short period you have to start paying actual money to play - continually. That's just plain stupid. IF this game where a one time pay and you own it for life, like say 19.99 (which I think is fair) I'd buy it in a heart beat. But this game ending up being a pay-to-play is really the only reason it's got a bad rap. Do yourself a favor and try this digital version to see if you like the general overall play and game mechanics. THEN when you run out of your gift coins...DELETE and buy the actual board game!!
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49 of 59 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2013
Love the game. Own a copy myself. But I aint gonna pay money in order to get maps that I gotta pay for again. It's why I don't play that many free to play games in the first place. Money eaters.
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33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2014
Terrible game!
F2P that requires gold to be purchased constantly.

Make the game cost $10 and I would buy it. I refuse to throw money into a game where each match costs 2-4 gold bars PER match.
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2015
The board game is a good game, and the way it is implemented here generally works.

I give this software product a negative review for non-"game" reasons: the particular F2P model involved is ridiculous, and the game does not appear to handle network disconnects in a clearly explained or reliable way.


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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
Not really free to play.
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26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
1.5 out of 6 stars.

In short, sorry to say this but I don't reccomend it. To sum it up:

1) The outcome of the battle tends to depend far too much on luck with dice rather than tactics, using terrain etc. The game tends at times to eb so random as to seem a glorified game of craps with toy soldiers in the background.
2) Units are generic, you get almost no ww2 "chrome" in this game. Maries and Japanese infantry are the only exceptions that stand out.
3) The business model is costly and player-unfriendly. Its not so much a F2P game, It feels more like a free extended demo.

IN DETAIL:

I played this with a friend - we are both old time wargamers (Advanced Third Reich, Squad Leader, Steel Panthers). We came to this expecting a beer&pretzels sort of "Baby's first Squad Leader" game. I don't mean it in a derogatory manner - in my opinion there is nothing wrong in making a simple or fast-play game on a popular topic, in this case tactical WW2 combat.

Memoir 44 failed to deliver though. Yes, it is simple and fast. However it also lacks historical "chrome" and all the unit types feel far too generic (german tanks in Normandy have same stats as allied tanks etc).

The worst thing about it is that it is VERY random in combat outcomes. 9 out of 10 games both me and my friend walked away with the mutual conclusion that it was luck that was the decisive factor. In this game, your decisions, combat errors or tactical mistakes feel to have very little impact on the outcome - luck means much more.

We've had situations when infantry charged madly into the open field and shot to pieces an opposing infantry squad (same stats) that was defending a bunker. And no, this was not a point-blank assault on the bunker, we were shooting from many hexes away. I'm ok with such situations happening "once in a blue moon", but in memoir 44 this happens all the time. Much more so than in most ww2 combat games we've seen - here everything depends on how the dice rolls - terrain and equipment don't seem to matter all that much. For me this is an absolute joykill.

Let's get one last thing straight - calling this F2P is somewhat an exaggeration. The free part is more of an extended demo - you have a limited amount of gold that allows you to play the game a limited amount of times except for several small free scenarios. After you run out of gold, you will need to pay money for each scenario you play - multiplayer, single player, doesn't matter each time you will have to pay. This does become a probem as each scenario is small and these play fast. IMHO this is not a fun business model for me as a player.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2015
The game is fantastic, so adictive but its a pay to play game, I would pay 30 euros for it one time, but not 5 euros and 5 euros and 5 euros, pay once not endless!!!!!!.
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
really fun, really great game. not recommended only because you are basically paying a subscription to play it. not worth it for that.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2014
I have the real board game with all the extensions. The legit game is way better and I feel like the dice rolls are unfair and usually favor one side. Just get the board game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2015
You have to keep buying gold to play, the game looks like a Windows 3.1 game from the early 90s, and the game is VERY random and simplistic. Battlelore is based on the same system, but it's a much better game.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
A lot of fun to play. Shame about the pay to play mechanic once you run out of complimentary tokens. WIsh you could buy the game, I certainly would. The devs could price it at $20 and it would be worth it.
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